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Bouza
02-05-2009, 01:06 PM
About 50% of my OLD system was stolen from my Civic years ago. I salvaged what I could and put it away in the attic. I've recently decided to install what I do have in my current car.
Unfortunately...
My MB Quart QM160's (bought in or around '96) came out with an imprint on one of the 6.5" mid-RANGE cones. I am guessing this speaker will never sound good at this point.
This was a component set. I still have the tweeters and crossover (black).
I am thinking about just buying a mid-bass speaker to replace the damaged speakers and using the crossover and tweeters.
Would you guys recommend doing this?
If so, would you have a mid-range speaker in mind that would match up with the MBQ's well?
Many thanks!

Bouza
02-05-2009, 01:11 PM
Oh...
I'd like to keep it under $150 if possible.

oldschool4me
02-05-2009, 01:11 PM
cdt's maybe

rugdnit
02-05-2009, 01:15 PM
the problem with cdt's is that they are re-branded home speakers. they need an enclosure of sorts with the low qts. if you are installing in the doors look for a higher qts rating-- .50 or above is better. as always install is key. there are decent options out there, but with a budget of $150 those choices are slim. what are your output expectations and goals?

etznova
02-05-2009, 01:18 PM
you could check out partsexpress.com look into Dayton they have a wide array of woofers that you could replace your mbq's with

etznova
02-05-2009, 01:20 PM
also are you looking for a mid-bass or mid-range

my guess would be mid-range i hgihly doubt your old ones were mid-bass's

Bouza
02-05-2009, 01:24 PM
My days of high volume listening are few and far between at this point in my life. I am mostly concerned with a good quality speaker that will fill my space with a rich, clean, full sound.
I'll be hoping to push rears and door speakers (and yes, these will be mounted in the door) with an old amp Rockford Punch 800a4 (100w x 4). I'm guessing I'll never come close to using that much power.
I know my options are limited... what would be the best bang for my buck?

Bouza
02-05-2009, 01:25 PM
Indeed... I really meant mid-range.
Thanks for the clarification.

rugdnit
02-05-2009, 01:27 PM
etznova nailed it..... the daytons are pretty tough to beat for the $$$. can you fit the RS180 7"?

just remembered that you can find OEM ID 6.5's great deal!

Bouza
02-05-2009, 03:01 PM
These will be going into a '95 maxima. I'm not sure... but I don't think I could fit a 7".
Never heard of Dayton. Just looked it up and they appear to be home theater speakers... you guys put these things in cars? Never would have thought to do this. Any issues with mounting these to the factory mounts?

okiedokie
02-05-2009, 03:51 PM
these sound better then the lower line cdt- yes i have a pair, i think they sound better then the daytons 180 as well , i haven't heard the ID oems.
http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=13

TurdFergueson2
02-05-2009, 04:23 PM
these sound better then the lower line cdt- yes i have a pair, i think they sound better then the daytons 180 as well , i haven't heard the ID oems.
http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=13

I was considering them because of the price, but I don't think they'll fit my doors.
I'm going to go with 2 sets of AA carbon Fiber mids. I have the poly mids in another car and I love them.

I am using them in an active setup though.

Bouza
02-05-2009, 10:14 PM
I was totally sold on the OEM ID 6.5's. Unfortunately, I only have 2.9 inches of available depth to mount. Any other suggestions?

fishpro
02-06-2009, 07:58 AM
You could try mach5 audio for about 40 a driver

Bouza
02-06-2009, 01:41 PM
Would a pair of ID CX64's be recommended for this application?

A local dealer suggested Memphis Car Audio. Any thoughts on them? (as a general manufacturer)

Thanks again!